29 Apr The house on Jersey Island where Henry Cavill spent his childhood

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Jersey, CI, impatiently waits for the imminent visit of their Superman Henry Cavill to the island. So, Jersey Evening Post, a local Jersey newspaper, conducted an investigation about the house where Henry Cavill spent his childhood, L'Ecluse in Vallee des Vaux.

"Situated in a private and picturesque setting with some seven vergees of gardens and land, the home has seen many changes and additions to its accommodation over the years evolving from a modest granite dwelling to a beautiful six-bedroom property with an integral apartment, fully geared to modern living," the Jersey Evening Post reveals.

"From its elevated position, the house has views over the valley - a peaceful and unspoilt environment which attracts a wide variety of wildlife. You can see squirrels, ducks, coots, herons, moorhens, kingfishers, a woodpecker, owls and song birds. Their calls are the only sounds you will hear as there is no disturbance from traffic."

They talk about the long history of the house, the most interesting part of which, for us, is that it was the childhood home of Henry Cavill:

"The earliest picture of the house, dated 1870, shows that it operated as a farm and was surrounded by cotils.

"During the 1950s, there was extensive garden landscaping in the lower grounds of L'Ecluse with particular attention to the texture of tree barks and the colour of autumn and summer foliage. Species introduced included lace bark ash, snake bark maple, silver birch, dawn redwoods, a handkerchief tree, spruce, acers and a beautiful Judas tree which flowers on bare branches.

"An extension was added to the home in 1970 and further major work was undertaken by the present owners who bought the property during 2006. This included a complete re-design of accommodation to fulfil the needs of 21st century family life and entertaining."

 

They also talk how the house looks inside: 

"Accommodation is set on six floors with a bedsit apartment, ideal for a family member or nanny at ground level. Although this has its own entrance, it also has internal access to the main house.

"The first floor is the hub of family life and socialising with a spacious, light and airy open plan room with sitting and dining areas and a luxurious Mark Wilkinson New England kitchen. Cabinets, which include an island, are beautifully crafted and topped with marble and granite surfaces. Functional features include double sink and food preparation sinks and top of the range appliances including an electric, enamelled Aga, a Sub Zero fridge freezer and two dishwashers.

"In the sitting area, a fireplace fitted with an Aga wood burning stove brought back from Chelsea, creates a cosy atmosphere. There is also oil-fired 'wet' underfloor heating laid under the sandstone, flagstone flooring and central heating, linked to traditional cast iron radiators, throughout the house."

You can read the full article here.

 

Henry Cavill will be in Jersey in early May to spearhead Ipes Siam Cup rugby fundraiser for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust on May, 2. Then, on May 5, Henry will celebrate his 32nd birthday — by the way, you can join in the congratulations if you haven't already done it.

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